US, Nigeria to expand partnerships
from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos
LAGOS – THE United States and Nigeria have agreed to work together to address a number of problems that the West African country is facing, according to a statement the White House has released.
This follows a meeting between US Vice President Joe Biden and visiting Nigerian head of State Goodluck Jonathan on the margins of the historic
US-Africa Leaders Summit.
According to the White House, Nigeria and the United States would work together to urgently contain the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus and cooperate on efforts to stem the Boko Haram insurgency.
“The Vice President reiterated U.S. partnership in defeating the terrorist threat and the need to pursue holistic approaches that respect and protect human rights.
“The Vice President also underscored the importance of supporting Nigeria’s effort to improve the socioeconomic and security conditions in northern Nigeria,” read the statement.
According to the statement, Biden welcomed the Government of Nigeria’s
work to improve its business climate, which continues to attract US
“The President and Vice President agreed on the importance of deepening
trade and investment, and the critical role that access to electricity—including through the advancement of Power Africa—plays in supporting that goal.”
– CAJ News
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